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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In "Dogs Can Laugh in Heaven", what does Phoebe first see when she returns home from school?
2. What does Phoebe compare her father to in "Tap Dancing on God's Piano"?
3. Why does Phoebe ask Zoe where Mick is in "Tap Dancing on God's Piano"?
4. Who does Phoebe see first in her dream in "Dogs Can Laugh in Heaven"?
5. Why does Phoebe think she dreamed about Mrs. Berryhill?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Phoebe react when she is first asked to take part in the bike safety assembly?
2. What makes Mick decide to be cremated?
3. Why does Zoe call someone a moron in "Dogs Can Laugh in Heaven"?
4. What does Phoebe say about the dangerous intersection in "Common Sense and Good Judgment"?
5. What happens to Phoebe and her friends when she first returns to school after Mick's death?
6. Why is Phoebe confused about God in "Tap Dancing on God's Piano"?
7. What does Phoebe do at the bike safety assembly?
8. How does Phoebe feel before attending Mick's memorial service?
9. What does Phoebe's father say about the dangerous intersection in "Common Sense and Good Judgment"?
10. How does Nana help Phoebe's family begin eating in the kitchen again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the parallels the author draws in "Mick Harte Was Here". How are Wocket and Mick developed in this way? How does the past parallel the present? What is the effect of this technique?
Essay Topic 2
Phoebe's parents remain unnamed throughout the novel. Consider why they may never be named. How does this affect the development of Phoebe and her grief? How does it develop their own grief? Why might these characters never be named?
Essay Topic 3
How is this novel a commentary on family? Consider Phoebe's family as well as Zoe's family. Also, how do non-related families (school, community, friends) work within this commentary?
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